© Jordan Massengale 2014

From another direction, the camera points at a commonality between technology and traditional illusionist drawing practices. The fascination with interpreting the human head in both two and three dimensions remains constant. The classical bust composition remains a framework in which to compare with current face recognition software formats. These imaginary portrait drawings presented here were considered successful once they had defeated various online face recognition analysis. In the process,these head drawings were veiled in layers as an attempt to conceal simultaneous interpretation. When generated through apps such as Motion Portrait, the drawings become animated taking on robotic characteristics while manipulated by human touch. Like drawing, this is an organic process. Thus, organic and mechanical features commingle from inception, whereby hand manipulation of the head image remains essential for the creation of a digital portrait.